The MathScience Innovation Center (MSiC) will offer a VA STEM CoNNECT course for elementary and middle school educators in Central Virginia. focused on the principles and practices of engineering.
Who? 3rd through 8th grade math and/or science educators (Technology and Gifted education educators may apply, but must team with a mathematics or science educator for this course). Teaming with 2 to 3 educators in your school is highly encouraged.
What? Educators will have the opportunity to work with highly regarded educators from schools and universities in the region around STEM concepts. This course will also challenge educators to use the engineering design process to engage in hands-on activities and discussions in order to develop rigorous, inquiry-based lessons that meet the VA Standards of Learning. In addition, by focusing on inquiry-based, scientific methodologies and mathematical problem solving, educators will be able to reflect on their own learning as they consider ways to incorporate content and pedagogical approaches in their work with students and to provide professional development to colleagues in their schools and divisions.
When? The institute will be held from August 5-9, 2013 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with lunch provided. In addition to the week-long course, educators will participate in three follow-up sessions during the Fall (4:30-7:00 pm. Date TBD) .
Where? MathScience Innovation Center, 2401 Hartman Street, Richmond, VA 23223
Benefits: Educators earn graduate credit (tuition paid by the grant) or a stipend, along with instructional resources and funds for providing professional development.